The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) invites you to join our conversation with Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, one of India’s leading academics and public intellectuals and a Hauser Distinguished Global Fellow. He will be joined by Professor César Rodríguez-Garavito, Professor of Clinical Law and Chair of the CHRGJ, to discuss human rights in India.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is a political scientist who has taught at Harvard University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the New York University School of Law. His areas of research include political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy, and international affairs. Dr. Mehta has served on many central government committees, including India’s National Security Advisory Board, the Prime Minister of India’s National Knowledge Commission, and a Supreme Court-appointed committee on elections in Indian universities. Mehta is a prolific writer; he is an editorial consultant to the Indian Express, and his columns have appeared in dailies including the Financial Times, the Telegraph, the International Herald Tribune, and the Hindu. He is also on the editorial boards of many academic journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Democracy, and India and Global Affairs.
Dr. Mehta holds a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. He received the 2010 Malcolm S. Adiseshiah Award and the 2011 Infosys Prize for Social Sciences – Political Science and was the former president and chief executive for the Centre for Policy Research and the former Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University.
César Rodríguez-Garavito, NYU Law